This year’s annual GEOINT conference brought officials from the Department of Defense, White House and Intelligence Community to Florida, for a three-day event focused on space-based intelligence gathering.

At the center of the action was National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) director Vice Adm. Frank Whitworth, whose agency finds itself in a strange position, with the Pentagon’s space apparatus seeking to expand into territory long held by NGA. That’s the reason Whitworth sat down exclusively with Breaking Defense’s resident space guru, Theresa Hitchens, to make the argument for why his agency not only remains relevant now, but will continue to do so into the future.

Inside this eBook, you’ll find Hitchens’ writeup of that one-on-one interview, as well as the top stories from elsewhere in the conference.

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